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By wzhang, history, 11 months ago, In English

I was doing the following problem: https://codeforces.com/problemset/problem/1244/D, and was very confused when I tried to add code to print out the answer at lines 120-123, it segfaults at line 57 according to gdb. When I remove the code to print out the answer, no segfault occurs. I am incredibly confused. I removed all pragma's and macros, additional libraries, etc. and this error still persists. Does anyone have an idea why this is happening?

Here is the code: https://pastebin.com/ufrxhLtR Compiled with g++ -Wall -g with no errors or warnings, output of gbd when run:

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault. 0x0000555555554b4b in main () at 1244D.cpp:57 57 cin >> N;

Thanks in advance.

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It runs on codeforces without any error.

Given that the line right below that line creates a huge local array (on the stack), it's likely that it causes a stack overflow.

See also: c++ — Segmentation fault on large array sizes — Stack Overflow (also includes a solution to increase the stack size on Linux)

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    Thanks so much for the help! I fixed it by declaring all of those large arrays in global scope.

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A program might crash when printing to console (and/or on exit from a function) in case of stack corruption. This usually means accessing arrays out of bounds. If you use GCC, there are some compiler options to catch these errors, see https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/15547.

Technically, making arrays global just move them to global memory (sorry for saying obvious), and so the program's globals might be corrupted instead of stack.